Back in 1986, Massport opened Cruisport Boston and welcomed 13 cruise ships and a total of 11,723 passengers in its first season! Now 30 years later, a special unveiling of an art mural created by the children of South Boston including: Laboure Center, South Boston Boys and Girls Club, South Boston Catholic Academy, South Boston Community Health Center and the South Boston Arts Association – to celebrate this anniversary. This celebration will take place on Monday, May 16th at 4pm at Cruiseport Boston, Terminal 1.
Massport will also honor Ambassador and Mayor Ray Flynn, who served as Mayor of Boston from 1984 until 1993, for his lasting commitment to the South Boston waterfront. This year, more than 320,000 passengers are expected to come through the port on 114 ships this cruise season.
Guest list includes:
Former Ambassador and Mayor Raymond Flynn
State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
State Representative Nick Collins
Director of MA Office of Travel and Tourism Francois Nivaud
Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty
Boston City Councilor William Linehan
City of Boston Chief of Economic Development John Barros
Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn
South Boston artist Dan McCole